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Dear Governor General

December 01, 2008 @ 17:20 By: gordon Category: Current affairs

Fill in the blanks

As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware that, given the ___A___ minority government, you could be asked by the Prime Minister to dissolve the ___B___ Parliament at any time should the House of Commons fail to support some part of the government’s program.

We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your constitutional authority.

Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

For bonus points, who signed it and when?

If you said:
A) Liberal

B) 38th

Bonus) Gilles Duceppe, Jack Layton and Stephen Harper on September 9, 2004

… you would be correct.

But if you said:

A) Conservative

B) 40th

Bonus) Stephane Dion, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe in December 2008

… you aren’t correct.  Yet.

Thanks for playing!

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